Average Weather in March in Mount Pleasant Texas, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 7°F, from 65°F to 71°F, rarely falling below 51°F or exceeding 80°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 7°F, from 43°F to 50°F, rarely falling below 31°F or exceeding 63°F.
For reference, on August 11, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Mount Pleasant typically range from 72°F to 95°F, while on January 8, the coldest day of the year, they range from 36°F to 55°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in March
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on March. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature in March
The month of March in Mount Pleasant experiences decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 48% to 40%.
The clearest day of the month is March 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 60% of the time.
For reference, on February 24, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 49%, while on October 5, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 72%.
Cloud Cover Categories in March
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Mount Pleasant, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is gradually increasing, starting the month at 26% and ending it at 29%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 38% on May 15, and its lowest chance is 20% on August 17.
Probability of Precipitation in March
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during March in Mount Pleasant is essentially constant, remaining about 3.8 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 7.2 inches or falling below 1.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in March
Over the course of March in Mount Pleasant, the length of the day is rapidly increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 1 hour, 2 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 3 seconds, and weekly increase of 14 minutes, 23 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is March 1, with 11 hours, 29 minutes of daylight and the longest day is March 31, with 12 hours, 31 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in March
The earliest sunrise of the month in Mount Pleasant is 6:36 AM on March 10 and the latest sunrise is 59 minutes later at 7:35 AM on March 11.
The earliest sunset is 6:16 PM on March 1 and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 23 minutes later at 7:39 PM on March 31.
Daylight saving time (DST) starts at 3:00 AM on March 11, 2018, shifting sunrise and sunset to be an hour later.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 6:11 AM and sets 14 hours, 21 minutes later, at 8:32 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:19 AM and sets 9 hours, 58 minutes later, at 5:16 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in March
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Mount Pleasant is gradually increasing during March, rising from 1% to 5% over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 14, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 90% of the time, while on January 28, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in March
The average hourly wind speed in Mount Pleasant is essentially constant during March, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 9.4 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 1, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.6 miles per hour, while on August 16, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.2 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in March
Wind Direction in March
The growing season in Mount Pleasant typically lasts for 8.1 months (249 days), from around March 11 to around November 15, rarely starting before February 17 or after April 4, and rarely ending before October 25 or after December 5.
During March in Mount Pleasant, the chance that a given day is within the growing season is very rapidly increasing rising from 30% to 87% over the course of the month.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in March
The average accumulated growing degree days in Mount Pleasant are increasing during March, increasing by 258°F, from 224°F to 481°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in March
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Mount Pleasant is increasing during March, rising by 1.2 kWh, from 4.3 kWh to 5.5 kWh, over the course of the month.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in March
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Mount Pleasant are 33.157 deg latitude, -94.968 deg longitude, and 367 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Mount Pleasant contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 151 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 380 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (269 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (495 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Mount Pleasant is covered by artificial surfaces (60%) and cropland (38%), within 10 miles by cropland (77%), and within 50 miles by cropland (58%) and trees (29%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Mount Pleasant year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
There are 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Mount Pleasant.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Mount Pleasant according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Mount Pleasant is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Mount Pleasant and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Mount Pleasant, Mount Pleasant Regional Airport (90%, 7 kilometers, south); Clarksville, Clarksville/Red River County-J D Trissell Field Airport (4.6%, 49 kilometers, north); Sulphur Springs Municipal Airport (3.4%, 60 kilometers, west); and Texarkana Regional Airport (1.7%, 95 kilometers, east).
All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .